Ranch User News

Emergency Network Maintenance Friday, 22 January 2021

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jan 22, 2021 1:43:58 PM

Emergency firewall maintenance is being carried out, the process should be brief with all services restored quickly.


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Updated on Jan 22, 2021 2:53:54 PM

Firewall maintenance is complete as of 2:50 PM.

Original Posting

Emergency firewall maintenance is being carried out, the process should be brief with all services restored quickly.


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Upcoming TACC Training Short Courses - February and March 2021

Posted by Jason Allison on Jan 21, 2021 9:21:44 AM

We are pleased to announce the following training courses being held via webcast during the months of February and March 2021:  - Introduction to Linux - February 10th, 2021, 1pm - 4pm CT  - C++ for C Programmers - February 18th, 2021, 9am - 3pm CT  - MPL Object-Oriented Interface to MPI - February...

We are pleased to announce the following training courses being held via webcast during the months of February and March 2021:

 - Introduction to Linux - February 10th, 2021, 1pm - 4pm CT
 - C++ for C Programmers - February 18th, 2021, 9am - 3pm CT
 - MPL Object-Oriented Interface to MPI - February 25th, 2021, 9am - 12pm CT
 - Introduction to Machine Learning at TACC - March 5th, 2021, 9am - 3pm CT
 - Introduction to Deep Learning at TACC - March 12th, 2021, 9am - 3pm CT

Registration for these events closes at 12pm CT the day prior. To register and for more information please visit:

Please email jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Ranch Maintenance Tuesday 19 2021

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jan 5, 2021 1:07:37 PM

Ranch will not be available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST) on Tuesday, 19 January 2021. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Updated on Jan 19, 2021 3:32:38 PM

Ranch is now back in production. 


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

Original Posting

Ranch will not be available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST) on Tuesday, 19 January 2021. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Network Performance Issue

Posted by Garland Whiteside on Dec 22, 2020 1:55:41 AM

TACC staff are investigating a network performance issue which is affecting login process to TACC systems. Staff are working to resolve the problem.

Updated on Dec 22, 2020 2:22:41 AM

TACC Staff has concluded the work on the network performance issue.  The issue has been resolved. 


Thanks, 
TACC Staff.

Original Posting

TACC staff are investigating a network performance issue which is affecting login process to TACC systems. Staff are working to resolve the problem.

Ranch System System Maintenance 1 December 2020

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Dec 1, 2020 10:10:22 AM

Both Ranch archive environment will not be available from 7:30AM to 7:30PM (CST) Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020. Routine hardware and software maintenance will be performed during this downtime. PLEASE NOTE:  At the conclusion of this downtime, as has been previously announced, the “old”, aka “Oracle Ranch”,...

Updated on Dec 1, 2020 6:31:37 PM

Ranch is now back in production.

Original Posting

Both Ranch archive environment will not be available from 7:30AM to 7:30PM (CST) Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020. Routine hardware and software maintenance will be performed during this downtime.

PLEASE NOTE:  At the conclusion of this downtime, as has been previously announced, the “old”, aka “Oracle Ranch”, environment will no longer be available.

The soft links in each users’ directory, “old_HSM” will still exist, but the old data will not be mounted and thus the data will be unavailable via those soft links.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Ranch Offline 14 November 2020 1:45 PM CDT

Posted by David Littrell on Nov 14, 2020 6:21:57 PM

Oracle-based Ranch , aka “old Ranch”, is down due to a software error as of 13:45 11/14/2020.

User data migration will be halted during this downtime.

An ETA for the return to normal operations is unknown at this time.

 

Quantum-based Ranch, aka “new Ranch”, is unaffected by this outage.

Updated on Nov 14, 2020 6:22:33 PM

As of 17:00, all Ranch systems have returned to Production.

Original Posting

Oracle-based Ranch , aka “old Ranch”, is down due to a software error as of 13:45 11/14/2020.

User data migration will be halted during this downtime.

An ETA for the return to normal operations is unknown at this time.

 

Quantum-based Ranch, aka “new Ranch”, is unaffected by this outage.

Frontera Pathways and LSCP Allocations now open for proposals through November 20

Posted by Jesse Snead on Nov 13, 2020 10:34:49 AM

We are pleased to announce the fourth Frontera Pathways and Frontera Large Scale Community Partnership (LSCP) allocation tracks will remain open through November 20. Resources available for request include Frontera and its GPU subsystem, as well as the Longhorn GPU resource.  Pathways These are...

We are pleased to announce the fourth Frontera Pathways and Frontera Large Scale Community Partnership (LSCP) allocation tracks will remain open through November 20. Resources available for request include Frontera and its GPU subsystem, as well as the Longhorn GPU resource


Pathways

These are small allocations (between 10,000-250,000 SUs per year) to science teams with a strong scientific justification for access to a leadership-class computing resource, but who have not yet demonstrated code readiness to effectively utilize such a resource.


LSCP

These are allocations (between 25,000-1,000,000 SUs per year, up to 3 years) where we can’t strictly characterize the set of experiments to run within a 12-month allocation period, but that line up with a large team or community, a large instrument, or other large NSF investment.


Detailed descriptions of all four Frontera allocation tracks can be found on the Frontera Allocations web page.


How to Submit an Allocation Request

Please begin by reading the Allocations Policy & Submission Guidelines that provides information regarding who is eligible to apply, minimum and maximum allocation sizes, and an outline of the information that is required to be included in your proposal.


After reading the allocations policy and guidelines, you may determine that a startup allocation would be beneficial to do code performance and benchmarking to be incorporated into your Pathways or LSCP proposal. Instructions for obtaining a Startup allocation are included on the policy & guidelines web page.


Please submit any questions you may have through the TACC Consulting System or feedback form.


https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting 

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/feedback


Thanks,

Tim Cockerill

Director of User Services

Texas Advanced Computing Center

The University of Texas at Austin